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Lake Marion

Boat Waves, Sun Rays & Lake Days

LocalEYES Itineraries
Use these itineraries recommended by locals to help plan your unique trip to the Lakeville and Twin Cities area!  Lakeville hotels have taken active steps to welcome guests safely and are minutes to indoor fun such as an escape room, movie theater, bowling alleys, Minnesota Zoo and over 60 restaurants including patio dining and breweries!


Although Lakeville’s new 5 mile mountain bike trail is getting a lot of interest, over 100 miles of paved trails make a great day of biking, walking, rollerblading.

Bring along a picnic lunch for one of Lakeville’s 22 picnic shelters, or spread out a blanket on the beach at one of Lakeville’s has 3 sandy beaches.

If you’d like to take a swim after lunch, Antlers Park on beautiful Lake Marion not only provides a swimming beach but also after water activities like a friendly game of horseshoes or sand volleyball.

Several fishing piers are available on Lake Marion and a great way to unwind before dinner.

Check into your hotel so you can change clothing as Lakeville has 6 great choices for all needs and budgets.

Over 60 area restaurants offer many food options and ambiance for dining.

Finish up the perfect night with a flick on the big screen at Elko Speedway Drive-In in the comfort of your own vehicle or in a plush recliner at Emagine Theatre.

Start the day with breakfast and 9 holes of mini golf at King Park (bring your own club and balls), or one of our fantastic 7 area golf courses including Legends Club, Crystal Lake, Heritage Links, Southern Hills, Willingers, Cleary Lake and The Wilds.

Not remotely a golfer?  Try something new! FootGolf is available at Cleary Lake Park and everyone can play, or try frisbee golf at the course set up at Kenwood Trail Middle School.

Today, treat yourself to lunch out.  Lots of great patio choices where you can enjoy the fresh outdoors. Check out our restaurant listing at

Take a hike through Ritter Farm Park and check out the vast nature and birding available here. Fido can come with you and enjoy the off-leash dog park as well.

Dairy Delite in downtown Lakeville offers a quaint walk-up eatery reminiscent of a 50’s ice cream shop.

Lots to do at Bowlero tonight with bowling, laser tag and arcade room. Or perhaps you are seeking a little more high stakes adventure in which case Champion Valley Park with its axe throwing, archery and paintball games is more your speed.  Speaking of speed, Elko Speedway has NASCAR races and events on weekends until October.

Spend the morning at the Minnesota Zoo, reopening on July 24th so make your reservation now!

Another day soaking up the sun is in order this summer because the days go too fast.  If you brought your boat, go ahead and put in at Casperson Park Boat Launch on Lake Marion or at Orchard Lake Park & Boat Launch where you can fish, canoe and picnic. The swimming beach at Orchard Lake Beach is available on the other side of the lake if you’d like to take a dip.

Stay as many days as you can in Lakeville Minnesota where NATURE MEETS THE CITIES.  Tans fade, but memories don’t.

Fave Reasons to Choose Your Hotel:  kids love an indoor pool so plan your stay at Lakeville’s Holiday Inn & Suites with kids’ waterpark features (home of Rudy’s Redeye Grill), Hampton Inn, Baymont Suites by Wydham and Quality Inn.  Great rates available at Motel 6. Candlewood Suites is awesome for extended ys or those needing a full kitchen and a little more room.

Fave Dining picked by the Locals (non large chain recommendations here): lakeside patio meals at the Chart House and take a ride on the High Noon Pontoon; awesome patio at Bourbon Butcher, Triggers Bar and Grill at MN Horse & Hunt Club, and Barley + Vine; sports enthusiasts recommend B52’s Burgers + Brew and Northern Taphouse, dog friendly and kid friendly go for the patio at Lakeville Brewing; if you want to celebrate something/anything/nothing, try Porterhouse Steak & Seafood or other great food and atmosphere restaurants include Legends Club Grill, and Rudy’s Redeye Grill(also extremely family friendly).  Maybe it’s time for a happy hour and a bite at Alibi Drinkery, Mainstreet Wine Bar or Carbone’s Pizza Bar + Grill. Or bring your own snacks and enjoy Angry Inch Brewing.  Fave breakfasts include Cracker Barrel, Hy-Vee Market Grille, and the Buckboard.


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